Procter & Gamble Philippines (P&G) was recently awarded a Silver LEED certification for its new Distribution Center Expansion project in the P&G Cabuyao manufacturing plant.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. It is acknowledged as a symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership. A LEED certification means that a building is designed and built to improve its performance in energy and water efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions reductions, improved indoor air quality, and resource stewardship. The P&G facility incorporates energy-saving features, such as the use of roof skylights minimizing the use of LED lighting during the day; and programmed ventilation utilizing 50% energy usage during the colder times of the day.
“We are proud to accept the Silver LEED certification for our new Distribution Center Expansion project in the Cabuyao plant. We will continue to make sustainable investments that help P&G be a Force for Good and a Force for Growth in the country,” says JP Lotuaco, P&G Cabuyao Plant Engineering and Sustainability Leader.
The LEED certification is just the latest recognition of P&G’s continuous sustainability efforts that are making a positive, meaningful impact in the areas of climate, waste, and water.
P&G’s Cabuyao Plant operations is optimized to minimize its impact on the environment. For example, it is powered by 100% renewable electricity. Alongside P&G plants around the world, P&G Cabuyao is also a zero-manufacturing waste to landfill plant.
The company is also committed to creating smarter packaging solutions to stop waste from ending up in nature. It eliminated plastic overwraps on Safeguard 3-pid packs. It started using recycled plastic in the packaging of Herbal Essences bio:renew, which is made from 25% post-consumer resin. Together with World Vision, P&G also recovered and upcycled over 3 million sachet waste and upcycled it into school chairs for public schools.
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